Roundup: Alterio, Donovan Lift North Salem Past Pawling

Ryan Donovan, left, netted a team-high 23 points in a win last week over Pawling. Credits: File photo

PAWLING, N.Y. — Sophomores Chris Alterio and Ryan Donovan provided a spark, combining for 44 points in a 63-54 victory over host Pawling on Jan. 15.

Alterio contributed 21 points, 11 rebounds and was almost perfect from the foul line, going 9 for 10. Donovan was dominant from downtown and ended up with a team-high 23 points.

Junior point guard Miles D’Alessandro added 10 points and seven rebounds.

Sign Up for E-News

“We went to a box-and-one on (David)Bellucci in the third quarter and held him scoreless,” North Salem coach Henry Sassone said of how they pulled out the win. “The key to our victory was that we pulled down 38 rebounds, including 30 on the defensive end.”

The Tigers have a tough non-league contest this week as they travel to Walter Panas for a 6:15 p.m. game on Friday, Jan. 22.

Tigers top Pawling in girls hoops

The girls team continued their winning ways as they also defeated Pawling by a score of 45-32 at home on Jan. 14.

Grace Curran paced the attack again with 15 points, while Elsa Bechu netted 10 points and Maggie Boardman chipped in with seven points.

“We got out to a very good start and were up 13-3 after the first quarter,” North Salem coach Eric Buzzetto said. “We picked up the defense even more and got a nice lead at the half of 28-9. At the start of the third we went very cold and could not hit a shot and Pawling couldn’t miss a shot.”

Pawling clawed back into it, but North Salem held off the comeback attempt with stellar defense late in the game.

“Pawling is a well coached, scrappy team that just never gives up,” Buzzetto said. “We put in a new half-court trap the day before and the girls ran it very well in the fourth quarter. Strong defensive play from Maggie Boardman set the tone for the whole game. Katie McCormack, Livia Dworaczyk and Elsa Bechu dominated the boards the whole game.”

North Salem will host Brewster at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 22 in a non-league affair.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

North Salem

Upcoming Events

Mon, April 23, 4:00 PM

Somers Library, Somers

Somers Library Blockbuster Used Book Sale

Giving Back

Sat, May 19, 10:00 AM

FDR State Park, Yorktown Heights

BluePath Service Dogs 2nd Annual Walkathon

Giving Back

Sun, May 20

Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park , Yorktown Heights

2nd Annual Northwell Health Walk at Westchester

Arts & Entertainment Giving Back Health & Wellness

‘Sister Act’: A Musical Like Nun Other

Of all the Broadway musicals I’ve seen over the years at Westchester Broadway Theatre, only a handful have elicited the noisily enthusiastic audience response I observed at the recent opening night of “Sister Act.”

There were outbursts of applause in the middle of some numbers, and several clever turns of phrase sprinkled in the dialogue landed squarely, to the delight of big ...

Seen Any Good Ol’ Movies Lately?

As I become more, uh, mature, I find myself enjoying older movies more than newer movies. The trio of films presented here for your consideration are three of my all-time favorites. They share great stories, great screenplays, great directing, great acting. They also have in common ratings in the 90s on Rotten Tomatoes, and a place of distinction in the National Film Registry, a highly selective ...

Privacy? LOL!

Author’s Note: Mom + Pop Culture are a couple of real characters. They could be you and me. Or not. Every so often, I eavesdrop on their conversations. Let’s listen in on what they’re saying right now about how Facebook fans are shocked—shocked!—that their privacy has been compromised, prompting them to rise up and exhort oppressed social media users everywhere to ...

Cleaning the Empty Nest

Part of the shock of being a part-time empty nester is when the kids come back to visit and I have to watch my house transform overnight from a pristine haven of OCD goodness to a place that looks like an explosion happened at Forever 21.

After my kids moved mostly out, I put away whatever tchotchkes they chose to leave behind and then I put on a hazmat suit and cleaned their rooms until they ...

Tipping the Scales in My Favor

As I was settling into bed one night, I happened to catch my husband out of the corner of my eye.

He was getting on the scale.

“WHAT ARE YOU DOING?” I yelled at him. He jerked his head around and looked at me with alarm.

“What? I’m weighing myself.”

I jumped out of bed and yanked him off the scale. 

“You can’t do that now!” I ...

Doing Time in the Big House

“So, what did the doctor say about Dad?” I asked my mom over the phone.

“He has an incarcerated hernia,” she replied.

“INCARCERATED hernia?” I repeated.


“Why is it incarcerated? Did it rob a bank?”

“What? No.”

“Unlawful entry? Obstruction? Insider trading?” I ...